October 22, 1962

Today In History

JFK addresses on national TV about the Russian missile bases in Cuba and imposes a naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the missile crisis

For thirteen days in October 1962 the world waited—seemingly on the brink of nuclear war—and hoped for a peaceful resolution to the Cuban Missile Crisis. In October 1962, an American U-2 spy plane secretly photographed nuclear missile sites being built by the Soviet Union on the island of Cuba. President Kennedy did not want the Soviet Union and Cuba to know that he had discovered the missiles. He met in secret with his advisors for several days to discuss the problem. After many long and difficult meetings, Kennedy decided to place a naval blockade, or a ring of ships, around Cuba. The aim of this "quarantine," as he called it, was to prevent the Soviets from bringing in more military supplies. He demanded the removal of the missiles already there and the destruction of the sites. On October 22, President Kennedy spoke to the nation about the crisis in a televised address. No one was sure how Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev would respond to the naval blockade and US demands. But the leaders of both superpowers recognized the devastating possibility of a nuclear war and publicly agreed to a deal in which the Soviets would dismantle the weapon sites in exchange for a pledge from the United States not to invade Cuba. In a separate deal, which remained secret for more than twenty-five years, the United States also agreed to remove its nuclear missiles from Turkey. Although the Soviets removed their missiles from Cuba, they escalated the building of their military arsenal; the missile crisis was over, the arms race was not.

Remember When

Classic very old footage of New York City (year not identified)
Yaz talks about what it was like to be on the 1967 Boston Red Sox team during the "Impossible Dream" season
Mickey Owen’s Passed Ball maybe cost the Brooklyn Dodgers the Series in 1941
On October 5, 1941, the Brooklyn Dodgers led the NY Yankees 4-3 and were one out from winning Game 4 and tying the World Series at 2 games apiece. Yankee batter Tommy Henrich swung and missed for strike three, but the 3rd strike got passed Dodger catcher Mickey Owen, allowing Henrich to reach first base. The Yankees then rallied for 4 runs to win the game and take a 3-1 lead in the Series. The Yankees would win the World Series the next day. Ironically, Mickey Owen had set a record earlier in the year for consecutive fielding chances by a catcher without committing an error.
Song of the Day
Nancy Sinatra | These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
The Who | perform See Me, Feel Me Live at Woodstock | 1969
WOODSTOCK ROCKS Bethel, New York August 15 – 17, 1969 The largest rock concert ever, arrived and left, and we will never be the same again. The police estimated that there were a million people on the road trying to get to the festival. Controlling the overwhelming crowd was next to impossible. The festival actually took place on Max Yasgur's farm about fifty miles away. Woodstock was the original location since that was where Bob Dylan was currently residing. There were no clear headliners; the lineup included: Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Band, Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Santana, The Who, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Sly and the Family Stone, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Sha-Na-Na, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, and many more. Jimi Hendrix’s guitar solo of the "Star Spangled Banner" might be the most memorable musical event of the festival. Woodstock was a peaceful gathering for one million young citizens who were virtually left on their own and discovered the words Sharing, Helping, Consideration, and Respect. Thousands left the Woodstock event with a totally different outlook on life, and rock music moved to the forefront of American pop culture.
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Delmonico's restaurant in New York - opened since 1837

CLASSIC MOVIE SCENES

TV Show of the Day
The Walton's Christmas movie, The Homecoming
Highlights of The Supremes on The Ed Sullivan Show
The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as the Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown's main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and it is said that their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success. Founding members Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown, all from the Brewster-Douglass public housing project in Detroit.
The greatest baseball team - The 1927 New York Yankees. Nicknamed Murderer's Row, this team went 110-44 and set many records
Interview of the Day
Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner are interviewed by Charlie Rose | 1997
What did the pioneers need for supplies for 6 grueling months on the Oregon Trail?
Supplies 6 Months on the Oregon Trail for Survival with $ 420. total The US Government was already set up to ship goods to Mexico from Independence, Mo. Thus this town became the starting point in 1843 when the first 1,000 settlers set out for the west on the Oregon Trail. In 1850 the year after Gold was discovered, over 55,000 people made this same historic trek. The wagons carried their supplies and the Ox Teams provided the power. A Three man traveling team had to plan their supplies carefully for the six month trek, taking in to account the weight restrictions on the wagon and their budget. Here is the list of supplies and costs suggested by experienced pioneers : Covered Studebaker Wagon $ 85. ( 3’ wide and 10’ long ) 4 Ox ( 2 pair teams ) $ 100. Harnesses $ 12. 3 Rifles $ 60. 3 Pairs of Pistols $ 45. 30 lbs. Lead ( bullets ) $ 1.20 5 barrels Flour ( 1,080 lbs ) $ 20. 600 lbs. of Bacon $ 30. 100 lbs of Coffee $ 8. Tent ( 30 lbs ) $ 5. 50 lbs of Salt / Pepper $ 2. 50 lbs of Lard $ 2.50 5 pounds of Tea $ 2.75 150 lbs of Sugar $ 7. 75 lbs of Rice $ 3.75 50 lbs of Dried Fruit $ 7. Pots and Pans ( 30 lbs ) $ 3.50 Matches ( glass container ) $ 1. Candles / Soap ( 50 lbs ) $ 4. Bedding ( 45 lbs ) $ 22. Personal Baggage ( 150 lbs ) Total Weight 2,505 pounds The Oregon Trail ended officially in 1884 when the railroad was completed. Over 300,000 traveled the trail between 1843 – 1884, with over 30,000 losing their lives en route. The costs of goods if needed on the trail would cost 10 – 20 times the cost in the stores in Independence, Mo.
Robert Mitchum accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award - Golden Globes 1992

STREET SCENES FROM NEW YORK CITY

Classic Baseball Images

Jack Morris - 1991 World Series Game 7 starter

Boog Powell

John McGraw - Manager of the NY Giants

Jim Bunning - Philadelphia Phillies

Cool "Papa" Bell

Jack Morris - 1991 World Series Game 7 starter

Boog Powell

John McGraw - Manager of the NY Giants

Jim Bunning - Philadelphia Phillies

Cool "Papa" Bell

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